21 September 2011

A proper Drive-In film (or shall we call it movie?) is something that most of us have only experienced in their all-American glory on the big screen, which makes it even more exciting that Abandon Normal Devices festival (AND) are bringing two Drive-Ins close to home! 

The first Drive-In will take place this Saturday during AND's takeover of Preston with a screening of Nicholas Roeg's sci-fi classic, The Man Who Fell to Earth in Preston market! 

Focusing on an extraterrestial (David Bowie) visiting Earth to get water for his drought stricken planet, Roeg's meditative capturing of earthly pleasures,  alienation and the destructive pull of greed is an alluring yet dispiriting vision of the not too distant future.

Gates will open at 6.30pm and the film will begin at 7.30pm. You can book your tickets online here.

The second film in the series will be Planet of the Apes on Sunday 2 October at Knowsley Safari Park. This cult classic follows a space crew who find themselves marooned on a planet where apes rule and humankind is used for sport and experimentation. With seminal performances from Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall and now a legendary twist ending, join the AND team in the exceptionally apt surroundings of Knowsley Safari Park. 

Gates will open at 5.30pm on Cheap Side Street and the film will start at 7pm. You can book your tickets online.

Please note: Tickets cost £15 for a maximum of four people. You can also buy on-foot tickets for the Preston Drive-In. To listen to the film, all you have to do is tune your car radio into the site radio frequency. If you want to sit outside, the AND team can provide you with radio headphones for a small deposit.